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Programs in the School of Natural and Social Sciences help students develop skills in analytical thinking, quantitative methods, problem solving, critical thinking, and effective communication. Students are taught to use the facts, concepts, and principles learned in the field and in the classroom for practical application.



  • Buffalo State’s School of Natural and Social Sciences is home to five innovative research centers, including the Great Lakes Center, a high-profile institute committed to providing the best possible science for understanding and preserving the Great Lakes and their watersheds.
  • Buffalo State is the only State University of New York (SUNY) institution to offer an undergraduate degree in forensic chemistry.
  • Economics and finance students recently ranked first on a national assessment critical thinking exam.
  • Buffalo State’s chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society. Only one-fourth of the undergraduate chemistry programs in the country have earned this distinction.
  • Earth sciences majors gain valuable research and in-depth analysis experience through direct field studies in such places as Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, the Adirondacks, and Europe.


1300 Elmwood  •  Classroom Building A 113
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-6434  •  Fax: (716) 878-4009

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